Today's News

  • Highland House to host benefit May 25

    Music. A mentalist. A meal. A mission.

    This describes the fun evening set for the Highland House in Carrollton, Saturday, May 25, that is part of a benefit and community awareness campaign for Kylie’s Journey — a Kidney for Kylie.

    The benefit for Kylie Newsome will feature music by the Dirt Road Band, performing classic country and southern rock, and entertainment with mentalist Richard Osterlind. With 35 years of performances, Osterlind is world-renowned for his magic and mentalism.

  • A mother’s plea


    Landmark News Service

    At 23 years old, Kylie Newsome was a young, care-free girl dreaming of what her future might someday be. Little did she know, her life was about to change forever.

    The 2012 graduate of Owen County High School had moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 2017 to be closer to friends and decide what path she wanted to take in life.

  • Budget includes city employee raises

    New police cruisers, equipment to protect the health of firefighters by cleaning their turnout gear, improvements central dispatch equipment, continued funding for school resource officers and 3 percent pay increases for city workers and a new street sweeper are among the items getting an initial nod of approval in next year’s city of Carrollton budget.

  • Carrollton amends budget for bids on used police cruisers

    The City of Carrollton amended its budget May 9, to place bids on two used police cruisers being offered by the city of Paris, Ky. One vehicle is needed for the fourth school resource officer expected to be in place by the August start of school and the second would replace the old Ford Crown Victoria vehicle used by SRO Don Mulhall.

  • The ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ for voters in Tuesday’s primary election

    “Being prepared before going to the polls makes Election Day run smoothly for everyone. This is an important election with our constitutional officers on the ballot, so I encourage Kentucky voters to take note of these helpful tips,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official.

    DO verify your voter registration status before you head to the polls. Registration status is available GoVoteKY.com, Kentucky’s one-stop voter portal.

  • Don’t forget about ‘required minimum distributions’

    Most folks over the age of 60 are familiar with the term Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), however, many don’t understand all the rules associated with taking your RMD. Let’s examine RMDs in this month’s column and hopefully answer any questions you may have on the subject.

  • Christian Academy celebrates 2019 grads
  • Public Records | May 16, 2019

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9, 2019, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Wet soil poses fungus risk; use fungicides carefully

    Spring rains can create growing conditions that are devastating to most landscape plants. Wet soils are favored by a group of pathogens called water molds, or oomycetes, which cause a range of root and stem diseases.

    Water molds are found in most soils, but plant stress and high pathogen numbers can lead to severe disease. One common water mold is Phytophthora. This pathogen is common in Kentucky and has recently been diagnosed causing root rot on numerous plants, such as blueberry, arborvitae, and Colorado blue spruce.

  • 4-Hers get ready for county fair

    This past week end was a busy one for our Carroll County 4-H members.

    Getting ready for Carroll County Fair exhibits, the members used their creativity to decorate trash cans and bulletin boards that will be placed in the home environment category at the fair.

    Joe Hamilton and Terry Cauley taught the electricity class where the members made a galvanometer (an electromechanical instrument used for detecting and indicating an electric current).